Flood testing is the most popular method used to detect roof leaks, but it has proven to be quite destructive and risky to the integrity of the roof. So, how do you make sure that a roof is well insulated and has no cracks, without risking damage to the insulation or the resistance structure?
The risks with flood testing have prompted the market to develop new methods that allow easier and safer leak detection, such as the High Voltage Electronic Leak Detection (ELD).
Instead of checking your attic or climbing your roof, trying desperately to pinpoint the location of the water infiltration, you can contact a roof leak repair Southlake specialist and ask whether they have the technology for applying ELD to check your roof.
This non-destructive testing method uses electricity and a simple electrical circuit to identify potential leaks and do not raise any safety concerns, neither for the roof, nor for those performing the test. This method is completely “dry”, meaning that there is no need to use water, like in the case of flood testing. It simply uses an electrically charged metal device, which is passed over the entire surface of the electrically insulated membrane to identify cracks. For added precision, the area must be checked again at 90 degrees in the direction of the initial verification, in order to locate the exact point of infiltration. This simple and efficient method can be used even on vertical surfaces and is clearly superior to any other method of testing the roof.